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Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at 5:55 pm

Batavia Area Jaycees announce Christmas light decorations winners

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Press release:

The Batavia Area Jaycees were out driving around on Dec. 14th looking at all the homes that had decorated for the Holiday Season. Judging is always tough as there are a lot of beautiful homes decorated throughout the community. These awards are meant to be given out as a friendly community project.
Homes were judged on various different categories and the winners are:
Most Traditional: 206 Osterhout Ave.
Simple & Elegant: 67 Clinton St.
Best Dressed Streets: Union Street, Redfield Pkwy, Ellicott Avenue
Best in Snow: 23 Meadowcrest Drive
Most Commercial: Corner of Naramore Drive and North Street
The judging committee also had a few Honorable Mentions: 
15 Edgewood Drive, 27 Clinton St., 59 Tracy Ave. and 3 S. Main St.
Take a night to drive around with family looking at all the wonderfully decorated homes for the holiday season.
Friday, December 20, 2013 at 10:25 am

No awards from Jaycees this year for residential Christmas lights

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The Batavia Area Jaycees, breaking with tradition, are not awarding houses this year for Christmas light displays.

Here's their press release:

The Batavia Area Jaycees hit the City of Batavia streets on December 19th to look at all the holiday lights set up for the season.

They believe the following streets are worth a drive: Meadowcrest Drive; Grandview Terrace; Eugene Street and Naramore Drive.

These seven streets have houses worth viewing: Bogue Avenue, Redfield Parkway, Edgewood Drive, Roosevelt Avenue, Otis Avenue, East Avenue and Elm Street.

While out and about be sure to drive down Woodrow Avenue, Woodland Avenue, Valle Drive, Chestnut Street, Jackson Street, Williams Avenue, Buell Street, Cedar Street, Clinton Street and Vine.

The Jaycees want to wish everyone a safe and healthy holiday season.

Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 1:41 pm

Batavia Area Jaycees announce beneficiaries of Labor Day 5K Run/Walk

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Press release:

The Batavia Area Jaycees are proud to announce the beneficiaries of the 27th Annual Labor Day 5k Run/Walk. 5k Chair Melissa A. George said that money raised from this event will be used for various community projects tripling the projected amount; the following will be receiving donations this year.

$300 to Don Carroll Memorial Fund – Don was a great supporter of the Jaycee 5k Run/Walk by helping for years and will be greatly missed.

$200 to Batavia Cemetery Association. Jim Roth was a past Batavia Area Jaycee Member and past Liverpool Jaycee President. This donation will provide maintenance of the Arboretum named in Jim’s memory.

$200 to Genesee Cancer Assistance.

$200 to the Genesee County Park for maintenance on the Blind Trail and the DeWitt Park Pavilion (a Batavia Area Jaycee project from 1995)

$200 to the Genesee County Youth Bureau for future Halloween Parade entertainment/activities.

$300 for Thanksgiving Baskets. This will allow us to double last year’s donation to Stephen’s Table.

$100 to the Genesee County Animal Shelter.

$300 for Christmas shopping of clothes, food, toys for families in need.
The Batavia Area Jaycees is a community service organization for young people between the ages of 18 and 41. We provide individual development and leadership training and are members of a state, national and international organization.

If you would like more information about becoming a Jaycee, give us a call at 585-343-5775 or e-mail us at bajny@yahoo.com

Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at 12:29 am

Photos: Jaycee's Christmas lights winners for 2012

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With the announcement this morning from the Batavia Area Jaycees of their annual Christmas lights display winners, I drove through Batavia this evening and got pictures of the five houses.

Above, 108 Ellsworth Ave., the traditional winner.

16 Vine St., most colorful.

101 Naramore, overall winner.

23 Meadowcrest Drive, most commercial.

20 Valle Drive, simple and elegant.

I also drove by 19 Trumbull Parkway, the honorable mention, but the lights weren't on.

Monday, December 10, 2012 at 10:53 am

Batavia Jaycees announce winners of Christmas lights contest

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Members of the Batavia Area Jaycees drove around the City of Batavia and found what they judged to be the best Christmas light displays in the following categories:

  • Traditional: 108 Ellsworth Ave.
  • Simple & Elegant: 20 Valle Drive
  • Most Commercial: 23 Meadowcrest Drive
  • Most Colorful: 16 Vine St.
  • Overall: 101 Naramore Drive
And an honorable mention goes to 19 Trumbull Parkway.
Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at 11:51 am

Batavia Area Jaycees announce annual Christmas lights contest

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Press release:

The Batavia Area Jaycees will be out driving around on December 9th looking at all the homes that are decorated for the Holiday Season. Judging will take place within the City of Batavia limits.

The following categories will be looked at:
· Most Traditional
· Simple & Elegant
· Most Colorful
· Most Commercial
· Overall

This contest and the awards to be given out are meant as a friendly community project. If you have any questions about the contest, you can contact the Batavia Area Jaycees at bajny@yahoo.com, on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/BataviaAreaJaycees, on the Web at http://www.bajny.com/ or leave the Jaycees a message at 585-343-5775.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 4:02 pm

Batavia Area Jaycees host member night at Bourbon & Burger Co.

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The Batavia Area Jaycees will be hosting a member night on Tuesday, Nov. 20, at Bourbon & Burger Co., located at 9 Jackson St., Batavia starting at 6 p.m.

We are looking for young men and women from 18 to 41 to come and join us for a short presentation about the Batavia Area Jaycees and what we do. Afterwards, appetizers will be served and participants will be encouraged to mingle and have fun.

The Batavia Area Jaycees is a leadership organization that gives young people the tools they need to build the bridges of success for themselves in the areas of business development, management skills, individual training, community service, and international connections.

Event Date and Time

November 20, 2012 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Monday, September 3, 2012 at 9:46 pm

Results of the Labor Day 5K sponsored by Batavia Area Jaycees

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Here are the results from today's 5K race sponsored by the Batavia Area Jaycees.

For the men:

  • Ty Demmer, age 15, time 17:45
  • Kevin Sheehan, age 50, time 18:05
  • Dave Bateman, age 29, 18:39

Fore the women:

  • Emily Heale, age 22, 23:51
  • Kathryn Bellamy, age 31, 24:13
  • Andrea Ridings, age 28, 25:01

Top time 55 and over was Larry Pelkey, age 55, 21:22.

Top time age 65 and over was Tom Dutton, age 66, 21:54.

Tom Demmer, at age 15, finished in 19:39 and Emma Eastridge, at age 14, finished in 25:44.

Bill White, age 70, finished at 27:23 and Ed Duncan, age 71, finished at 45:39.

Monday, August 6, 2012 at 8:21 am

Batavia Area Jaycees to hold 26th annual Labor Day 5K

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The Batavia Area Jaycees are proud to announce their 26th Annual Labor Day 5K Run & Walk, to be held on Sept. 3 beginning at MacArthur Park in Batavia. The route is USA Track & Field certified course #NY-06038-JG.

Participants should check in from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Race time is 10 o'clock. The registration fee for runners is $12 if preregistered by Aug. 27 and $15 afterward, including the day of the event.  Walkers can register for $10.

The first 50 registered participants will receive a free T-shirt and awards will be presented to the top finishers.

Registration forms are available online at www.bajny.com http://www.bajny.com.

The race committee is actively seeking sponsors for this event. If you are interested in learning more about sponsorship, please leave a message at 585-343-5775 or email to: bajny@yahoo.com

Saturday, March 3, 2012 at 1:50 pm

Photos: Batavia Area Jaycees new business expo

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The first regional home and business expo sponsored by the Batavia Area Jaycees kicked off this morning in Batavia City Centre.

The Genesee Region Expo replaces the home show run by the Jaycees for 60 years.

More than two dozen vendors are ready to explain to visitors this weekend how they can make their homes more attractive and more comfortable.

The event includes food and a kids zone for children to hang out while parents visit vendor booths.

The show runs today through 7 p.m. and tomorrow from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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